Tree removal to close Highway 101 at Lake Crescent for an hour Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — A one-hour closure of U.S. Highway 101 along Lake Crescent is set to start at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The closure at milepost 229 will allow crews to remove a potentially hazardous tree near the roadway, according to a state Department of Transportation press release issued Monday.

Additional single-lane closures will also occur later this week.

Tuesday’s closure is for all traffic, and state highways 112 and 113 are suggested alternate routes. Transportation crews will work to reopen the roadway as soon as possible, but the closure could be extended depending on work progress, the release stated.

Wednesday and Thursday will see single-lane closures for tree removal on Highway 101 along the lake. On both days, one-way alternating traffic escorted by a pilot car will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in areas between mileposts 220 and 228. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected.

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